Beach Runners make a Splash

Two North Norfolk Beach Runners took part in the first of this winter’s three 10k Horsford cross-country races, a series organised for many years by Norwich Road Runners for club runners and fun runners.

Richard Boyfield finished 4th in the men’s 50-54 category in a time of 71.46 while Carmine de Grandis clocked 49.56 which gave him 1st place in the 45-49 category and indeed beat the winner of the 40-44s by over three minutes.

This 10k race is shorter than Carmine’s usual weekend excursion – he did the inaugural 185 mile King Offa’s Dyke race back in September – but just a touch muddier, with a few water obstacles and tree trunks to be negotiated.

He said the event lived up to expectations. “Superb organisation, fantastic marshals, great company and a chance to go out hard on a very technical course.”

A little too technical, perhaps, because as the photo shows, his puddle avoidance technique needs work.